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Protecting and encouraging customary use of biological resources: The Upper Caura, Venezuela - 10(c) Case Study

Article 10(c) of the CBD requires States to protect and encourage customary use of biological resources. This study of and by the indigenous Ye'kwana and Sanema peoples of the Upper Caura, Venezuela, demonstrates that their traditional practices are clearly ‘compatible with conservation and sustainable use’. Encouragingly, the legal framework for State compliance already exists and merely needs to be put into practice.

Protegiendo y Fomentando el Uso Consuetudinario de los Recursos Biológicos en el Alto Caura

El artículo 10(c) de la Convención sobre la diversidad biológica (CDB) exige a los Estados proteger y fomentar el uso consuetudinario de los recursos biológicos. Este estudio llevado a cabo con los pueblos indígenas (los Ye'kwana y los Sanema) del Alto Caura en Venezuela, y realizado por ellos mismos, demuestra que sus tradiciones son claramente “compatibles con la conservación y el uso sostenible” de los recursos. Además, es muy positivo el hecho de que el marco legal para la conformidad del Estado con el Convenio ya existe, y solamente necesita ser puesto en práctica.

A guide to indigenous women's rights under the international convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women - 1st Edition

Indigenous women have long been subject to multiple forms of discrimination. One form of recourse is The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women – one of the six core international human rights instruments. A recent complaints procedure permits indigenous women, in certain countries, to complain about violations of their rights. This guide demonstrates how to gain redress.

73 pages

Protected areas: protected against whom?

Book available on request from FPP office: info@forestpeoples.org

This collection of articles, drawn from the electronic bulletins of Oilwatch (Resistance) and the World Rainforest Movement's bulletin, were produced for dissemination at the 7th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Malaysia, 2004. The articles provide an international overview of issues surrounding national parks and protected areas.

ISBN 9974778247    198 pages     Paperback